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Discover This Island's Hidden Treasures in a Stunning Time-Lapse

Explore Tenerife, the largest of Spain's Canary Islands, with its abandoned places, untouched nature, and dazzling night skies. Thanks to its low levels of light pollution, the island’s pristine night-sky conditions make it one of the world’s top destinations for star-gazing. The filmmakers at FilmSpektakel spent 10 days camping on Spain’s highest mountain to capture these breathtaking time-lapses. Away from the popular tourist hotspots, their stunning images re-discover the beauty of Tenerife’s lost treasures.

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